Posted by: englishdubai | December 31, 2008

Happy New Year


As my third new years eve in Dubai is just about upon me – I wish everyone a happy new year. This new year in Dubai will be a realtively sombre affair following this mornings Government annoucement in light of the current conflict in Gaza. I can only applaud the sentiment.

I always like to review my blog at the end of each year. Looking back at how far this blog has come since I started it in May of 2006 is certainly an eye opener. Here are the highlights:

1. Total number of hits across the two sites at time of writing – 137,995

2. Total number of posts – 263

3. Total number of comments  – 755 (Thank you all who contributed)

4. Top five most popular posts:

Tailor Made

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

A Lazy Man’s Guide to Camping

My Little Black Book – Dubai Marina Edition

Rising Up

5. Top five search terms 

englishmanindubai

englishman in dubai

rainbow sheikh

bmw x6 white

dubai tailor

6. Top six incoming links from blogs (thanks to these authors for linking me)

dubaithoughts.blogspot.com

sdangit.com

waitingforskopelos.blogspot.com

umarsiddiqi.com/blog

mandjadventures.blogspot.com

desperateprincessdubai.blogspot.com

It has been an exciting year for me. A new job, a new car and somewhere new to live. Not to mention countless adventures both in and out of Dubai. The changing of the year is a time where my thoughts are always with my family and close friends. Iwish you all a wonderful new year.


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